Picture of the Day: Into the Dragon’s Lair
INTO THE DRAGON’S LAIR
In this vivid capture, we see the entrance to Rådhuset metro station. Rådhuset (Court House) is a rapid transit station in Kungsholmen in central Stockholm, part of the Stockholm metro. The station is located on the blue line between T-Centralen and Fridhemsplan and was opened on 31 August 1975. The underground station is named after Rådhuset (The Court House) right above the surface. Above you will also find City Hall and the Stockholm Police Headquarters. Like other stations on the Stockholm metro, it uses organic architecture, which leaves the bedrock exposed and unsculptured, appearing to be based on natural cave systems. [Source]
At 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) in length, the Stockholm Subway System is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Travelling by metro is like travelling through an exciting story that extends from the artistic pioneers of the 1950s to the art experiments of today. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists. Be sure to check out the Sifter’s featured article on the Art of the Stockholm Metro.
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16/2,8 DX
Tripod: Manfrotto 055XPROB + 498RC2 Head
3 Raw shot on focal 11mm / iso100
Developed using camera RAW and Photomatix Pro 4.1,
Retouch on Photoshop CS5 and used “Topaz InFocus 4”,
and the effect layer of “Topaz Adjust 4 “.